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The muckle spate of 1829 - Reconstruction of a catastrophic flood on the River Findhorn, Scottish highlands (2003)
Book Chapter
Werrity, A., & McEwen, L. (2003). The muckle spate of 1829 - Reconstruction of a catastrophic flood on the River Findhorn, Scottish highlands. In V. R. Thornycroft, G. Benito, M. Barriendos, & C. Llasat (Eds.), Palaeofloods, Historical Floods and Climatic Variability: Applications in Flood Risk Assessment (Proceedings of the PHEFRA Workshop, Barcelona, 16-19th October, 2002), 125-130. Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales

On August 3rd 1829 north-east Scotland recorded the most severe catastrophic flood in modern UK history. Sir Thomas Dick Lauder’s An account of the great floods of August 1829 in the province of Moray and adjoining districts (1830) provides a detail... Read More about The muckle spate of 1829 - Reconstruction of a catastrophic flood on the River Findhorn, Scottish highlands.